Water regulation is focus of new book on institutional interactions and production of rules
A new book by Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Rio de Janeiro Law School, published by Fórum, takes an innovative and empirical look at environmental rules, focusing on water regulation. “Regulação das Águas: Interações Institucionais e Produção Normativa” (“Water Regulation: Institutional Interactions and Production of Rules”) arose from a research project coordinated by Bianca Medeiros, Natasha Salinas and Rômulo Silveira.
It’s no secret that the management of water use is a topic of great importance today, especially in Brazil, which has around 12% of the world’s available fresh water. To talk about this is to talk about the future, since water resources are used in most human activities, such as agricultural, industrial and economic production.
Aiming to contribute to academic debate in the field of environmental law, especially by analyzing the production of environmental rules and their effects on water regulation, the book’s main objective is to bring to the debate a critical analysis of the efficiency of public policies in the administration of Brazilian water resources.
The book is just the latest outcome of research conducted by the Center for Research in Law and Economics (CPDE) and the Regulatory Law Graduate Program at the FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School. It deals with the subject from a regulatory perspective, seeking to identify the weaknesses and potential present in the Brazilian water regulation system, thereby helping improve regulatory processes in this area and identify how problems related to the poor management and treatment of water resources in Brazil can be solved.
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